Imagine a place in the lap of Mother Nature, full of trees, imbued with divinity, free from city traffic and commotion, where one can get fresh air, pure water, pure organic food and pure milk! Such a place is called ‘VRINDARANYAM’- the divine forest.
Long back when BGIS was founded in 1976 by Srila Prabhupada, its location in Vrindavan near the ISKCON Krishna Balram Temple was ideal for a school as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the town. One could hear the chirping sound of peacocks and other birds in the morning. However, the situation has drastically changed over the last 40 years. Currently, one can hear only the honking of the vehicles, and it becomes difficult for the students to focus on studies. A big market has developed around the temple, and thousands of visitors visit the temple every day. It is no longer a very safe and conducive place for the children to study.
Since 2011, the Director and senior management had been thinking about shifting the present school campus to a bigger piece of land, slightly away from the town and with better facilities for educating the children in a more open and eco-friendly environment. Finally, in the year 2012, by the mercy of Krishna, ISKCON acquired 60 acres of land near NH-2 for the construction of the new campus for Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School (BGIS).
It took a while to acquire the entire land and obtain the necessary approvals for construction from local authorities. The construction work in the new campus finally begun with the auspicious Bhumi puja (groundbreaking) ceremony in the presence of HH Gopal Krishna Maharaj and the then honourable PWD minister of UP, Shri Shivpal Yadav on 16th May 2015.
“He is currently Director of the school. He has worked as a faculty member in IIT, Kanpur, University of Ulster, UK, BITS Pilani, BI Mumbai, and ETH, Zurich. He has published more than 120 papers in various international and national journals as well as conference proceedings. He is determined to strive hard to bring this school to a level of international repute in terms of academic performance and real-life skills.”
“He is serving as the Principal of the school. He graduated from IIT Kanpur with B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and is dedicated to promoting Value-based Education and Culture and brings with him a wide range of experience having worked for Goldman Sachs in USA and Singapore for 8 years.”
“He is currently serving as the Project Director of the BGIS new school project. He has also served as the Vice-Principal of the school. He was the pioneer along with the director to give a face lift to the school in 2010. He has worked in multi national companies in India before taking this valuable service. He holds B.tech, and M.tech ( aerospace) degrees from IIT, Kanpur.”
“He is working as the New project coordinator.He holds an B-Tech degree in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Kanpur.”
“He is working as the Vice Principal ( Admin) of the school. He has served as the Director for Medical Services & Director, Human Resource Management with super specialty hospitals. He has also worked as a course director with medical colleges in Europe. He holds an MD degree in medicine.”
“He is working as the Vice Principal (Academics) of the school and also teaches Mathematics and Science using innovative methods. He holds an M-Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.”